Mental Math Fun with ALOHA Mental Arithmetic

When I was in 4th grade, I had a traumatic experience with a Math teacher that left me very insecure with anything ”numbers.” My system automatically shuts down even in the simplest of situations that would require Mathematical solutions, and I have learned to use humor to avoid it. Teaching Math to my kids is one of my biggest worries in homeschooling. When we decided to try Saxon Math on our eldest son when he was 9, I asked my husband, Jay, to take over. When it comes to other subjects, I’m confident that my children can advance even on […]

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Basic Robotics for Kids at The Study by Enderun

My son has been begging me for Robotics classes for about four years now. His prayers had been answered this July when a friend sold me her Enderun Extension Gift Certificate (that we could use for any of the short programs that the school offered) for less than half the price printed on the card. Enderun Extension has a great lineup of activities for kids and teens to join over summer, which included Arts and Culinary, but we were only interested in Basic Robotics. Multi-level class We signed up Pablo for their July classes. The class, which was taught by […]

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How to Entertain without Breaking the Bank

If you like to entertain friends regularly then you’ll know that entertaining isn’t cheap, especially when done well. If you have a large gathering coming up for a special occasion, or even if you just want to host a small get together with friends and you’re on a budget, then you’re probably looking for ways to make your home as inviting as possible without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways to do it. Buy Used Dining Ware If you’re into tablescaping or even if you have no idea what that is, and you’re just interested in hosting a charming […]

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Philippine Ballet Theatre’s The Merry Widow

I think the last time I’ve gone to the Cultural Center of the Philippines was when I watched The Phantom of the Opera. But I’ve always been at awe of this theater and cherish every opportunity to watch performances there since my first time. I’m not sure how old I was, but the show was Giselle, featuring Lisa Macuja and Nonoy Froilan. Last Saturday, July 28, was my kids’ first time to visit CCP. We came to watch Philippine Ballet Theatre’s The Merry Widow, featuring guest artist, Berlin State Opera’s Martin Buczko as Count Danilovitsch or Count Danilo, and 11th USA […]

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How to Open a Fun Savers Club Account at Metrobank

I sent my 9-year old off to the Metrobank to open a Fun Savers Club bank account last July 17. He was accompanied by his dad. He recently bagged a project as a voice talent for an insurance ad, and I thought it was only right that the check be in his name and deposited in his own bank account – just like his 12-year old brother, Pablo, when he played roles in a couple of musicals. We chose Metrobank simply because Pablo’s receivables were in Metrobank checks, and because they accept checks under the child’s name. We originally opened […]

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